August 28th, 2005

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Day 13: Gleann

Becca, Kegan and Cat at Roarty's pub
We wake to driving rain the next morning. We had planned to take a ferry around the cliffs of Slieve League, but it was fairly obvious that it wouldn't be running that day. Even if it were, we wouldn't be able to see ten feet beyond our noses. I think we're all bit wrecked anyway and could use a day off. We spend our day eating, reading and napping before putting on our coats to brave the downpour to walk to Roarty's pub. We'd ended up there the previous night after learning that Becca and Kegan's bartender friend at Teach Biddy's was on holiday in Portugal. Apparently, someone had recognized us when we were walking to the pub. He called the bar to ask for "Tegan" to tell us to go to Roarty's and meet the local friends they'd made during their five-week course last year.

The previous night was pretty uneventful, as Becca and Kegan had a lot of catching up to do. (More than one of them confused me with her when we walked up, which amused us greatly.) This night, though, turns out to be something akin to watching a slow-motion train wreck. With the exception of Cat, Becca and Kegan's friend who's just returned from the Letterkenny music festival, everyone seems to be both emotionally broken and absolutely blotto.Collapse )